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Is there a new problem with Hannington - reduced power perhaps?
We have to use this TX as we can't see Rowridge (large hill in the way): normally we get good Freview quality at about 60% indicated strength.
Today we're seeing frequent (every 10-30s) reductions in quality (50%) with major impact on sound and pixellation.
Tested with 2 different TVs and 2 PVRs.
Could be our end, hence the question.

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Hannington (Hampshire, England) transmitter
Friday 27 September 2013 10:06PM

No usable signal from Hannington this evening - had to watch Strictly via Internet. Checked all my kit, mast-head preamp PSU, checked both TVs, low signal strength and quality near zero.
nothing changed my end that I can detect - Hannington did this a while back, everyone said 'It must be you', nice to see others suffering from the same problem.
Perfectly usable signal yesterday and the day before etc.

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Expecting 4G interference? Tests now show that you have a one
Friday 27 September 2013 10:23PM

Of course we could always demand more power from our transmitters, or push for a small, low-power retransmit on Hut Hill (which is what stops us receiving from Rowridge).
My family in the West Highlands receive from a local TX that puts out about 10W.
So it's completely untrue to say 'Nothing can be done'.
Probably true to say 'Nothing will be done'.
And when my local (600m away) cellphone mast turns on 4G it will probably swamp my 20db+ mast-head pre-amp.....

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